Cecret Lake Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain1,068ft
Trailhead Elevation9,565ft
Top10,508ft
Elevation Min/Max9565/10508ft
Elevation Start/End9565/9565ft

Cecret Lake Trail

Cecret Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Alta, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 9,565 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,068 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Devils Castle Trail, Albion Meadows Trail and Cecret Road.

Cecret Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The hike to Cecret Lake is a quick, family-friendly trek that is popular for those very reasons. Sitting in Albion Basin, the lake is surrounded by some of the most prolific wildflower displays in the Wasatch.

Because the trailhead is located at the Albion Basin Campground, there is plenty of traffic on this short, but wonderful trail. The signs at the trailhead give inaccurate hike distance, but the interpretive signs along the trail impart interesting details about the flora and fauna that enrich the experience. The lake sits in a rock-rimmed cirque below Devil’s Castle and Sugarloaf Peak."

"Although the name implies the hidden quality of this trail, the secret is long out. Very popular due to its brevity and beauty, Cecret Lake (sometimes spelled Secret Lake, or even Seacret Lake due to a long history of spelling variations by different parties, beginning with the miners who originally named it) is an easy hike that is tailor-made for families, those less agile or swift of foot, or anyone short on time but long on desire to experience some of the gorgeous backcountry of the Wasatch."

"Albion Basin is ablaze with wildflowers and wildlife in summer. This popular and easy hike travels along a well-marked interpretive trail through flowered meadows to a rock-rimmed alpine lake at the head of Little Cottonwood Canyon."

"Wildflowers, wildlife, a well-marked interpretive trail, and a rock-rimmed alpine lake make this hike at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon a summer favorite."

Cecret Lake Trail Reviews

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11/4/2018
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7/18/2018
Super fun and easy hike, found a nice place to hammock by the lake.
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8/1/2009
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7/3/2007
We didn't make it all the way to the top since it was getting dark, but it was a nice trail. We've hiked a lot of trails in UT and CO, and I'd call this trail easy to moderate as this has a bit of an elevation gain if you're wanting to take a quick hike. But if you want to take your time, it is a pretty nice trail. They say if you come in mid to late July, the wildflowers are spectacular.
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4/3/2003
the trail name is actually Cecret Lake (not Secret Lake). the trail is very fun and short, I would recomend it to any one who is a little overweight and wants a short trail with a big reward.
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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
Wildflowers
Features
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, (385) 468-1800; Salt Lake Ranger District, 6944 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City 84121, (801) 733-2660; Uinta-WasatchCache National Forest, 8236 Federal Building, 125 South State St., Salt Lake City 84138
Local Contacts
USGS Brighton
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018